Deputy President William Ruto has revealed his support for the referendum, toning down his previous stance against it. Speaking in Meru on Sunday, DP Ruto said they’ve accepted the referendum will take place, “We have said it’s fine we can have it.” The referendum is now the famous talk in town with leaders taking sides, with those calling for a referendum increasing the push. “We have said that those of us who are tasked with overseeing and implementing development can proceed with our tasks and those tasked with debating issues should go on and plan the way around the referendum,” he said.
He said leaders have decried the increased load brought about by the promulgated 2010 constitution and have called for the reduction of some positions, while others have called for an increase in positions in government, “The different groups should meet and decide and outline how the decisions will benefit Kenyans. Then they’ll inform us about it and when the referendum will be done,” said Ruto.
On his part, Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi said the referendum must benefit Kenyans at the grassroot level, “As Meru Governor, I’ll want to know if this referendum will add money to the grassroots or not. If not we’ll know what to do,” he said.